Diurnal Lepidoptera Associations in Anatolia and Their Ecology Priamus 8 (3/4): 53-167 (in Turkish) (slightly modified from original copy)
Phytosociological syntaxa of North and Central Anatolia were reviewed almost at all categories and discussed from some methodological standpoints. Totally 178 diurnal lepidopteran associations,inhabited on various vegetational units from planar to alpine zone were studied for the first time. The possibility of the application of some phytosociological methods for the Lepidoptera associations were investigated. The selection of the character species of the higher lepidopteran syntaxa, and the aspect concept, as well as importance of the distribution pattern in biogeography for the character species to be selected were discussed. Faunistically, 334 diurnal species in 25 lepidopteran families were recorded. Among them, four species and one genus are new to the fauna of Turkey. Each species recorded were also investigated autoecologically. Their habitats were described using the phytosociological syntaxa, as well as the plant formations. Habitat preferences of the species were evaluated. Vertical and horizontal distributions, abundances, phenology, and food-plants of the adult stages were listed. Species recorded in various plant formations and vegetational units were given in separate lists.